"The location, the characters, the sense of something dark lurking at the heart of a community – it all rang true for me."
A woman's body is discovered in a cathedral in the Irish midland town of Ragmullin. Hours later, a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how?
Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation into both deaths. The trail leads her to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.